Time for an upgrade
After five months of intensive labor, the Memorial Building clock tower seismic renovation was completed in late October 2010.
Focus on Science
Zoom in, for a moment, on the Hall of Science. What you’ll see is a flurry of activity and excitement among faculty and students whose opportunities for collaboration in the laboratory and the field have grown exponentially in recent months.
What would draw together a group of seven college professors, from a variety of academic disciplines, to discuss a single theme? At Whitman, the answer is the college’s Global Studies Initiative, and, specifically, the fall Global Studies Faculty Seminar.
One autumn evening
For 45 minutes on Oct. 21, 2010, I raced the setting sun...
In Their Words - Spain's Ghosts
We watched a set of contemporary films that, at first glance, might appear to be horror-fests about vampires, ghosts, zombies and slashers. Yet, as we closely analyzed each film and its depiction of Spain, we began to see a social commentary about history and culture.
Professor honored for children’s advocacy volunteer efforts
In recognition of her significant contributions as a community volunteer and scholar, Melissa Clearfield, associate professor of psychology, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Pete and Hedda Reid Service to Walla Walla Award.
Gaurav Majumdar: Professor’s book examines anti-colonial aesthetics
For Gaurav Majumdar, assistant professor of English, playing with language can mean challenging an empire. Majumdar finds that one of the most powerful ways to criticize colonialism is not outright dissent but a subtler subversion in aesthetics.
Paul Apostolidis: Book gives voice to immigrant workers
In 1999, 1,400 immigrant meatpacking workers walked out of an IBP Inc. beef plant in Pasco, Washington, and didn’t come back for six weeks. It was the largest strike in the meatpacking industry in 25 years. As this labor movement grew, so too did the interest of Associate Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis, teaching 38 miles to the east at Whitman College.
Works by John Desmond and Patrick Henry, emeriti professors, as well as current professors.
Great winter reads
Faculty and staff share their favorite books – the perfect companions for long winter days.
A spectrum of national figures lectured on campus and interacted with students in the classroom this fall.
Mr. Whitman pageant raises nearly $46,000 for charity
The ninth annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, held in November 2010, raised nearly $46,000 for brain cancer research in honor of a Whitman parent.